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 Posted:   Jan 13, 2021 - 4:26 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Sorry, I don't know of a better idea.


I think a suggestion thread -- for those interested -- might be nice, along with a place to to make overall comments.

First off, I want to say thanks to those who enjoy the threads. And for those of you who clicked on threads and heard scoring they've never heard before and liked it, thank you; glad to spread the love and hope that makes you likely to make a purchase. Increasing a fanbase is always nice and if I can help a label move one more unit one day, I consider the thread not a waste of time.


GENERAL OVER-ALL COMMENTS:

  • No thread I start will ever be abandoned. If I don't complete a series, it's simply due to a lack of further episodes from places like YouTube and Dailymotion for free. That holds back threads like "Magnum, pi" and "The Rockford Files" from further new reviews.

  • As long as I have time to do threads, there are certain things you can always be sure to see: more composer names you've seen before, more western TV series, more cop series, more Post/Carpenter, maybe even some more composer-specific Odyssey threads.

  • At the end of the year I update the links in each thread for other TV series I have done, so it's easier to find other threads if you click on a random one. I will consider ever half year if there is enough interest.

  • There are a number of series I'd like to do, but there are just not enough episodes up to bother. "Delvecchio" (two or three episodes up), "S.W.A.T." (about a dozen episodes up -- under half of the number that have a credited composer), a personal favorite show of mine called "The Pretender" (all loads sound like shit and/or are sped up). Then there are other TV series which are what are known as "lost media" where no episodes have popped up to be put online (doesn't mean the studios have nothing), such as the "Gunsmoke" spin-off series "Dirty Sally" and the western "The Cowboys".

  • My interests in TV scoring, as you can tell, lies mainly from the 1980's and earlier. Thinking about it now, most of the later exceptions have been Mark Snow scoring. Huh. If it wasn't for him, man … where would I be with "modern" TV scoring?



    2021 TITLES:

    I don't like to spoil things in advance, so I won't name titles, but I can tell you to expect this year: composers you've already seen, a popular long-running TV series, more western TV series, probably an animated series, an old long-running series with big names, and probably one or two more Post/Carpenter series threads. Of course, if something I have been looking for years now suddenly pops up, I may prioritize it and put on hold what ever other thread I was doing. And there is always the chance, though slimmer than fuck, that some new series will air with terrific orchestral scoring that I just have to hear (like "The Orville").

    I am suffering from hour-long long-running TV series-it is. While I have thre more hour-long long-running series I will do, it's not looking very likely like I'll ever do things like "Bonanza" or "Highway to Heaven".



    FUNDING REQUEST:

    I am looking to raise the money to get a large flash drive to store score suites that I will create once I have it. There are a bunch of series I want to creates suites for, but I simply don't have the storage capacity, so I am seeking funding.

    I looked and there is a large 128 GB flash drive for -- with estimated tax -- a little over $30.00. This will have room for a bunch of suites (And back-ups of videos that I will put up so you all can hear them) and hopefully last years. I have a 64 GB one that I filled up in two years, so you get the idea of how quickly even gigabytes go when saving audio.

    Anybody willing to donate, I can only accept a United States Post Office postal money order. They are free to cash. If you do things like a monogram, they charge to cash. You can e-mail me to discuss possible donation. The full amount is not demanded; you can contribute a partial. See my profile for e-mail.

    NOTE: I asked for permission from Lukas to ask her for funding. I was granted it under the condition I don't make it a habit. And I got permission to post that I got permission.



    SUGGESTIONS:

    Feel free to make suggestions. It's extremely unlikely I will confirm if I am working on a title, but I will tell you if I am not and have not heard the scoring or considered it yet.

    Please note that I am not taking requests/suggestions for stock music shows. Where no episode has a credited composer.

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     Posted:   Jan 13, 2021 - 8:07 PM   
     By:   joan hue   (Member)

    I wish I could make a really good suggestion. I really liked that western that only had 6 episodes and was made in 1960. It starred Jason Evers as Pitcairn and was called WRANGLER. Unfortunately, no youtubes exist nor any mention of any composers at IMBD.

    You have already done several of my favorites like Cagney and Lacy.

    Hope other members will chime in with their suggestions. I'm still stunned that Jerome Moross did the first Lancer pilot, and the music was really good. Some others must have some good ideas.

     
     Posted:   Jan 13, 2021 - 8:41 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Wow, that's a new obscure one on me. Did a double check of YouTube and also searched Dailymotion, but no surprise -- came up empty. Even the Lost Media wiki doesn't have it noted. I'll have to add it tomorrow.

    Since I can't see the credits, there's no way for me to know if any of the following composers are credited or it's stock music but from ASCAP (nothing on BMI) (keep in mind some of these might be from identically-named projects):

  • Walter Greene.
  • Leith Stevens.
  • "UNKNOWN WRITER".


    I wonder, given it's a David L. Wolper production, if it was too early for Bernstein.

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     Posted:   Jan 13, 2021 - 10:20 PM   
     By:   joan hue   (Member)

    I figured my suggestion wouldn't work as I looked around for information.

    I really wanted to get others to contribute ideas or suggestions to this topic. I will keep thinking about possibilities.

     
     
     Posted:   Jan 14, 2021 - 12:18 AM   
     By:   dr.doom   (Member)

    Invasion America

    13eps 20min scifi animation produced by spielberg with a fullorchestral scifi action adventure score from btas composer carl johnson.this NEEDS to be released in some form.you can find it on youtube in its entirety.the score is incredible!!!

     
     Posted:   Jan 14, 2021 - 8:42 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    There was a thread I think last year where somebody was talking about Johnson's scoring and I commented in it. I didn't care for either the scoring or the show (I didn't have good words for the show).


    An additional note for "Wrangler": Even missing shows have at least the theme music on YouTube, but not even that. Not a split second -- nothing to be found.

    I can't find it, but there is -- as a I recall (if correctly) -- a Leith Stevens collection online somewhere; if anybody knows where that is, I can browse around it and see if maybe it mentions "Wrangler".

     
     
     Posted:   Jan 14, 2021 - 11:18 AM   
     By:   JThree   (Member)

    Invasion America

    13eps 20min scifi animation produced by spielberg with a fullorchestral scifi action adventure score from btas composer carl johnson.this NEEDS to be released in some form.you can find it on youtube in its entirety.the score is incredible!!!


    HOpe that comes out on DVD or Blu Ray. There are still so many films and shows that haven't made it out on DVD in any format. Have to confess I thought it was a WB property.

    --jthree

     
     
     Posted:   Jan 14, 2021 - 11:33 AM   
     By:   dr.doom   (Member)

    There was a thread I think last year where somebody was talking about Johnson's scoring and I commented in it. I didn't care for either the scoring or the show (I didn't have good words for the show).


    An additional note for "Wrangler": Even missing shows have at least the theme music on YouTube, but not even that. Not a split second -- nothing to be found.

    I can't find it, but there is -- as a I recall (if correctly) -- a Leith Stevens collection online somewhere; if anybody knows where that is, I can browse around it and see if maybe it mentions "Wrangler".

    i don't understand why you don't like the music.its comparable to the orville but with a bit of poledeuris.big themes and a lot of fast paced actionscoring.less dark and operatic than his btas and more star wars, indiana jones and rambo.what 's wrong with that?

     
     
     Posted:   Jan 14, 2021 - 12:26 PM   
     By:   KeV McG   (Member)

    Earth 2 only lasted one series (and was cancelled mid-story) but had some fantastic music composed by David Bergeaud.
    A 40 minute score promo CD was released for the pilot episode.
    I keep meaning to re-watch the series on DVD, but haven't gotten around to it yet (I also fancied the pants off the spy in the camp girl).
    I'd buy any kind of CD score release in a heartbeat.

     
     Posted:   Jan 14, 2021 - 1:17 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Just my opinion, but the scoring of "Invasion America" is nowhere on the level of "the Orville".



    I have the "Earth 2" scoring promo. I'll have to whip it out and give it a proper listen. Maybe it'll drive me to do that show, who knows.

     
     Posted:   Jan 15, 2021 - 11:10 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    I forgot to mention I also have the thread for pilots, a thread for westerns, and the TV movie/mini series thread, so I will also take suggestions for those as well.

     
     Posted:   Jan 15, 2021 - 3:50 PM   
     By:   darthbrett   (Member)

    Did you ever cover the series "The Powers Of Matthew Star" by any chance?

     
     Posted:   Jan 15, 2021 - 5:53 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    I have not. All the episodes are up. Can you comment on the scoring? I know Post/Carpenter did some, so I know generally what to expect from them, but what about the other composers?

    Most of the composer/episode credits are solve except for about a handful; every time these unsolved episodes pop up, the end credits are always cut off.

    See one of my bumped threads, like "The Name of the Game", for a list (with all links) to shows I have covered.

     
     Posted:   Jan 15, 2021 - 8:59 PM   
     By:   darthbrett   (Member)

    I have not. All the episodes are up. Can you comment on the scoring? I know Post/Carpenter did some, so I know generally what to expect from them, but what about the other composers?

    Most of the composer/episode credits are solve except for about a handful; every time these unsolved episodes pop up, the end credits are always cut off.

    See one of my bumped threads, like "The Name of the Game", for a list (with all links) to shows I have covered.


    Johnny Harris (Buck Rogers, Wonder Woman) did a lot of episodes if I remember right and Rubini/Jaeger (The Hunger, Manhunter) did a lot, too. I like the music, it has a very late 70s/early 80s sci-fi feel to it that was pretty popular at that time. Lots of electronic in it and it also sort of had that light, whimsical and sort of up-beat and optimistic sound from that era of sci-fi scores. Some episodes had some catchy funky chase music, too.

     
     
     Posted:   Jan 16, 2021 - 5:57 AM   
     By:   kcm1986   (Member)

    I want the Mike Post Captain America soundtracks on CD

     
     
     Posted:   Jan 19, 2021 - 1:14 PM   
     By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

    Bump.

     
     Posted:   Jan 19, 2021 - 2:35 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Please don't bump my threads for bump purposes. Have something to add.

     
     
     Posted:   Jan 19, 2021 - 2:43 PM   
     By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

    Please don't bump my threads for bump purposes. Have something to add.

    Enjoying the discussion, and I would like to keep it on the front page, if possible.

     
     Posted:   Jan 19, 2021 - 2:45 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Oh, now that I am remembering: For anybody who contributes to the funding, maybe say at a five dollar minimum amount, I will make a suite to any unreleased score that I can find a copy of on the YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, etc., that you want. As of yesterday, no contributions (not unexpected). Exceptions: Zimmer or Zimmer clone factory composers, no Terry Fewer, and no Jeff Russo.

    If you are willing to tack on a little for the cashing cost, I can do it by MoneyGram via Wal-Mart. I don't want to pay them the funding cash.

     
     
     Posted:   Jan 21, 2021 - 8:07 AM   
     By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

    Oh, now that I am remembering: For anybody who contributes to the funding, maybe say at a five dollar minimum amount, I will make a suite to any unreleased score that I can find a copy of on the YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, etc., that you want. As of yesterday, no contributions (not unexpected). Exceptions: Zimmer or Zimmer clone factory composers, no Terry Fewer, and no Jeff Russo.

    If you are willing to tack on a little for the cashing cost, I can do it by MoneyGram via Wal-Mart. I don't want to pay them the funding cash.


    Thank you. Just curious, is this allowed?

     
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